Exploring a Plant-Diversity Hypothesis to Explain Helminth Prevalence in Northern Bobwhite

Author(s): John E. Herschberger, Shaelyn T. Rainey, Fidel Hernández, Kristyn G. Stewart, Andrea Montalvo, and Lindsey K. Howard
Published: October 2023

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Helminths, in particular eyeworms and cecal worms, may be a factor influencing northern bobwhite populations in Texas. Previous research has shown a discrepancy in helminth infections between the Rolling Plains and Rio Grande Plains of Texas, US, potentially caused by differences in intermediate host distribution
and abundance.

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Herschberger, J.E., S.T. Rainey, F. Hernandez, K.G. Stewart, A. Montalvo, and L.K. Howard.  2023.  Exploring a plant-diversity hypothesis to explain helminth prevalence in Northern Bobwhite (Colinus viginianus) in Texas, USA.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 59:651-661.  DOI: 10.7589/JWD-D-22-00124

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